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you might think. nbc's michelle kosinski is in london with more on that. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: absolutely, lynn. this has been the big story outside the u.s. today. we've seen coverage all over the television with foreign correspondence stations not just in washington and florida, but all over the u.s. extensive coverage in newspapers, websites. virtually every foreign news organization has on its website a prominent section devoted to the u.s. election. that's tough to imagine in the u.s., that we would pay that kind of attention to another country's political contest. in fact, "the times" in london said their u.s. election section is now their most clicked aside from their home page and the views of it have gone up about 500% since august. part of the reason for all of this global attention is that so many people in so many other countries are looking for a catalyst for change in their own nations coming from a strong decision in the u.s. tonight there will be watch parties all over the world lasting all night long. lynn? >> all right, michelle kosinski for us i
-up at the top of britain's state-run broadcaster, the bbc. michelle kosinski is covering it for us tonight in london. good evening. >> reporter: this has been brewing here for weeks. first a bbc investigation on one of its own legendary tv stars was cancelled. then last night an apology for another bbc report about alleged sex abuse. now late tonight its director general resigned. the head of the british broadcasting corporation ended a two decade long career there like this. >> the honorable thing to do is step down from the post of director general. >> reporter: earlier today he was grilled by his company's own journalists. >> people have to answer for what they did. >> reporter: this started last month when there was an investigations about dozens, now possibly hundreds of sex abuse allegations directed at jimmy savell, the wildly popular bbc presenter, now deceased. it emerged the bbc was investigating the same story but abruptly stopped it, prompting new allegations against bbc management of a cover-up. then things went from bad to worse when last week the same bbc investigative progr
his policies will affect other nations. nbc's michelle kosinski is in london with the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: the american election has been on the front pages of many international papers. it's been remarkable how much people around the world have been paying attention to virtually every detail, even leading up to it the election. we had our teams fan out across seven countries in europe and asia where people said yb we yb absolutely, we see this election at this time as hugely important to our lives and the things that we care about. analysts say there's no equivalent that americans don't have the feeling of looking up to another power as a source of growth and stability for themselves. when you look at nations in transition like afghanistan and egypt, people there say they're concerned more about continuity and aid. they have worries about what getting to know a new administration would mean for them. in europe, it's about economic growth. in fact, a poll was done across europe showed 75% of europeans would choose obama, in places like germany, 92%. if you look
might think. nbc's michelle kosinski is live in london for morton that. good morning. >> the u.s. election is a top story today outside the u.s. with coverage all over television, newspapers and websites. extremely thorough and extensive. in fact, virtually every foreign news organization has on its website a prom gent section devoted to the u.s. election. that's tough for americans to imagine that we would pay that much attention to another country's political contest. the times here in london tells us that their u.s. election section is now their most clicked outside of their home page and views of it have gone up about 500% since august. how much does this matter? yesterday, across europe markets declined amid the uncertainty over how the u.s. election would turn out. part of the reason for all this attention is that so many people in so many countries are looking for a catalyst for change in their own nations through what happens in the u.s. tonight around the world there will be live watch parties. looking at coverage that stations are carrying live from the u.s. and that
the world to president obama's re-election victory is pouring in this morning. nbc's michelle kosinski is live in london. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, lynn. it is a strong reaction. it's on the front page of the british paper "the guardian "america's verdict. it was incredible watching british network's coverage of the election. it started before midnight, went all night with live coverage of the results. and to see it, you would think you were watching an american broadcast. that level of depth and detail. i mean, in some cases they were giving county by county results in ohio. can you imagine us in the states doing that for, say, a british or french election? and there were watch parties all over the world of course lasting into the wee hours. we walked into a pub here in london at 4:30 a.m. and found people cheering, not american ex-pats, and asked them, are you aware that it's 4:30 in the morning and that this is not your own country's election. they laughed and said, yes, it might be strange to the american viewer but they felt their leader's relationship with t
america chooses and how his policies will affect other nations. nbc's michelle kosinski is live in london this morning with the latest. good morning, michelle. >> reporter: hi, veronica. it's been fascinating to watch their fascination. people around the world are paying attention to virtually every detail of this election. analysts here say there's no equivalent in the u.s., that americans never have that feeling of looking up to another power as a source of stability and growth for themselves. we had our crews span out to seven countries in europe and asia where people said they absolutely are looking at this election at this time as hugely important to their own futures and concerns. those concerns, of course, varied by region. in countries in transition, egypt and afghanistan, people were concerned about continuity and aid. they were worried about what forging new relationships with a new administration would mean exactly to them. in europe, all about the economy. in fact, a poll was done that showed 75% of europeans would vote for obama. 92% of germans. when you look at a place like,
is pouring in this morning. nbc's michelle kosinski is live in london. she's been following that. the parties went through the night there, michelle, right? >> reporter: that's right. surprisingly all night long. we saw it ourselves in london. now we see pictures coming in from around the world of people celebrating, saying they absolutely saw this election as vital to their own futures, especially as concerns the economy. also now we're hearing reaction from world leaders. russia saying it is willing to cooperate with the u.s. as far as washington is willing to go. israel offered muted congratulations. they had strongly supported romney. we're even hearing from the taliban in pakistan saying, you know what, obama and romney are pretty much the same enemy that we'll continue to fight. for obama, only hours after winning his next term, he's getting his first order of overseas business, at least courtesy of british prime minister david cameron who in a tweet today called obama his friend. he was interviewed on the border with jordan and syria and said that they must do something now. he wants b
. millions of people in other countries held watch parties as the results came in. nbc's michelle kosinski has reaction from around the world on president obama winning a second term. >> reporter: people partied through the night, watching the election results come in live. 4:30 here in london, crowds of brits, not americans, british citizens were in there cheering on the results. today also we're seeing reaction come in from world leaders. israel offered congratulations. >> i want to congratulate president obama on his reelection. i think the united states of america again demonstrated why it's the greatest democracy on earth. the security relationship between the united states and israel is rock solid. >> reporter: we're even hearing from the taliban and pakistan, saying, you know what, obama and romney are pretty much the same enemy, that they will continue to fight. and for president obama, who just won his next term, he gets his first order of overseas business, at least courtesy of british prime minister david m camer cameron. he was interviewed on the border of jordan and syria. d
abuse scandal. they include the british broadcasters director of news and current affairs. michelle kosinski reports now the scandal has grown from allegations of cover-up to accusations against politicians. >> reporter: it started with the wild-eyed, wild-haired but much beloved bbc star, which now they believe he may be one of the worst abuse offenders ever. >> the whole thing has been dramatic. >> reporter: bbc was working on an investigative report on this, but dropped it, sparking allegations against the bbc of a cover-up. their competition wrote an article about sabol. and they aired another report of sex abuse of children by a politician. bbc did not name him but it surfaced online and the victim realized that was the wrong man. leading to a humiliating apology. now there's an internal investigation and current and past employees are being questioned over child abuse allegations. the former producer was arrested over the weekend and the fact that bbc's prior director takes over today as chief of "the new york times" has led to questions there, what did he know and when did he
. as we take a live look at the white house now, nbc's michelle kosinski has more on the global reaction to the news that mr. obama will call the white house home for four more years. >> reporter: people partied through the night watching the results come in live. london, 4:30 in the morning, crowds of brits, not americans, british citizens were in there cheering on the results. today we're also seeing reaction come in from world leaders. israel offered congratulations. >> i want to congratulate president obama on his reelection. i think the united states of america again demonstrated why it's the greatest democracy on earth. the security relationship between the united states and israel is rock solid. >> reporter: we're even hearing from the taliban and pakistan saying, you know what, obama and romney are pretty much the same enemy, that they will continue to fight. for president obama, who just won his next term, he gets his first order of overseas business, at least courtesy of british prime minister david cameron. he was interviewed today on the border of jordan and syria. during thi
of scandals to hit the once ven rated broadcaster. as michelle kosinski reports, it reached all the way to one of the best-known newspapers. >> reporter: it started with jimmy sabel, the wild-eyed, wild-haired but much-loved bbc star, now deceased, who believe may be one of the worst predatory sex offenders ever, with possibly hundreds of victims over four decades. they say some abuse may have happened on bbc property. >> the whole thing has been dramatic. it really is one of the most serious crises bbc has ever faced. >> reporter: bbc dropped an investigation. then they announced they were announcing another report of sex abuse of children by a politician. bbc did not name him, but it surfaced online and the victim realized that was the wrong man. now there's an internal investigation and current and past employees are being questioned over child abuse allegations. the former producer was arrested over the weekend. the fact that bbc's prior director takes over as chief of "the new york times" has led to questions there, what did he know, when did he know it, calling him appearing willfully ig
. michelle kosinski is in london with more on this. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. today the bbc is changing its management structure. two more top bosses have just resigned. the bbc, this bastion of journalistic excellence that's been an example for the rest of the world is going through a really bad time right now. part of its tin tellingity challenged. chaos, crisis, bloodbath and from rupert murdoch's "the sun" bye-bye chump. even the bbc itself has been forced to report on its own failings. reporters grilling their director general. >> people will have to answer for what they did, and if they got something wrong, that jobs will be at risk. >> reporter: finally he resigned. >> but the honorable thing to do is to step down. >> the whole thing has been thoroughly traumatic. it really is one of the most serious crises the bbc has ever faced. >> reporter: it started with jimmy shavelle, the wild eyed, wild-haired bbc star now deceased who police believe may be one of britain's worst sex offenders ever with possibly hundreds of victims over four decades. they
of interest in the outcome of the presidential race overseas. nbc's michelle kosinski is in london with more on that story. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, savannah. it has been fascinating here to see their fascination. how people around the world are watching virtually every detail of this election and analysts say there's no equivalent in the u.s., we as americans don't have that feeling of looking up to another power as a source of growth and stability for ourselves. newspapers, web, television, the local cafe has been full of, fascinated by the american contest, from speculating on potential nightmare recounts down to first lady fashion. this clip from britain makes fun. >> are you a lawyer? a failed actor? did your dad already have a go. then this could be the job for you. >> reporter: while russia today carries a typical quote, the whole process of american elections is fundamentally anti-democratic. in rural kenya a bull fight, one named obama, the other romney. but make no mistake, many the world over see this election as hugely important to them. >> america is the p
's michelle kosinski is in london with that part of the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, savannah. it's been surprising to see the level of coverage here, and peel around the world staying up all night to watch the results and celebrate them. talking about how they see this election as important to their own futures, and the vast majority of them here pulling for obama. in britain, special coverage of the american election started close to midnight. >> "titanic" struggles. >> reporter: with depth and detail. survival that within the u.s. marveling an ocean away at the american passion. >> they must be absolutely -- >> big turnouts across the country. >> reporter: americans perfectly cheerful, they said, to wait in line for hours to cast a ballot. here in london, an all-night watch party at a pub still carried this enthusiasm at 4:30 in the morning. >> nobody can deny the special relationship that we have with america. britain and america are one in the same. world leaders have to have a good rapport with each other. >> as women as well, we had real concerns about romney getting in
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